There’s a saying that “growth and comfort do not coexist.” This quote resonates with me and provides context for my message to you today.
For over 32 years, our headquarters in Bridgeton has been comfortable. Way back in 1987 when we were a much smaller credit union, our administration building met our needs and was quite comfortable with plenty of room for expansion.
Since 1987, Vantage has grown by over $700 million in assets, tens of thousands of members, hundreds of employees, and several branches. Over the years, we’ve remodeled, reorganized, and reconfigured our Bridgeton headquarters to squeeze the most use out of it. However, we’re now at a point where our growth and comfort do not coexist. Our existing building is maxed out and no longer provides the space needed to accommodate our ambitious growth plans for the future.
Therefore, I’m pleased to announce that we’re relocating our credit union’s headquarters to a newer and much larger building in the Missouri Research Park, just west of the Missouri River in St. Charles County. We expect to move in mid-September.
Some details about our new headquarters include:
- We’ll have 80,000 square feet, which is more than double our current space. This is enough room to accommodate future needs for decades to come.
- Our new headquarters is located near Highways 40/64 and 94.
- It’s just 5 minutes west of Chesterfield Valley and will be approximately 2 miles from our new branch we’re building in 2021 near Highway K/40.
In short, our new headquarters building will be an exciting step up from where we are today.
In addition to our support departments, our new headquarters will also be the home for our:
- Personal teller center
- Contact center
- Mortgage operations
- Investment and insurance operations
Our new address will be:
We’re excited about our new and expanded headquarters which reflects our continued growth and success. The move also demonstrates our commitment to elevate our products and operations to best serve our members. It’s the same commitment that has driven our credit union for over 60 years and moves us past the comfort of the past into the challenges of continued growth.
Thank you for your membership and trust. We look forward to serving your financial needs for years to come.
President & Chief Executive Officer